I believe you're asking about the equationq = m x c x delta TThis is appropriate formula for calculating things such as the amount of energy required to raise the temp of a certain mass of a substance. For example lets use... Calculate the amount of energy absorbed when 1.2 kg of water is heated from 25*c to 85*c . Given the specific heat of water is 1 cal/g*c- q is going to be what we are trying to find.(aka delta E)- m is mass, we can leave it in kg for now- c is a constant value which is given, 1cal/g*c- t is final temp minus initial tempSo. plug it in :)q = (1.2kg)(1 cal/g*c)(85.0*c-25.0*c)the grams cancel and you are left withq = (1.2kcal)(60.0*c)q = 72.0 kcal or multiply by 1000 to get solid caloriesq = 7.2 x 10^4 caloriesHope that helps!